Pokémon Video Game Championship Series - 2023

This is the thirteenth year of the Pokémon Video Game Championship Series, following the Pokémon 2022 World Championships. This circuit runs through Regional and International Championships to earn points to gain a place in the Pokémon World Championships. It is the first year with Pokémon Scarlet & Violet but also lacks any events until January 2023

Pokémon Video Game Championship Series 2023
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Regionals Details

Regional Championships are set up across the world, mostly in North America, to provide small competitions beyond the Premier Challenges to allow for players to earn CP. There are a number of Regional competitions each year and they all follow the standard format. They often have side events for all players.

Name Location Country Date Games Included Streamed?
London Open London, England United Kingdom August 19th - August 20th 2022 Video Game
Trading Card Game
No
San Diego Regional Championships San Diego, California United States January 6th - 8th 2023 Video Game
Trading Card Game
Pokémon GO
No
Liverpool Regional Championships Liverpool, England United Kingdom January 21st - 22nd 2023 Video Game
Trading Card Game
Pokémon GO
No
Florida Regional Championships Orlando, Florida United States February 3rd - 5th 2023 Video Game
Trading Card Game
Pokémon GO
No
Knoxville Regional Championships Knoxville, Tennessee United States February 24th - 26th 2023 Video Game
Trading Card Game
Pokémon GO
No
Bochum Regional Championships Bochum Germany February 25th - 26th 2023 Video Game
Trading Card Game
Pokémon GO
No
Vancouver Regional Championships Vancouver, British Columbia United States March 10th - 12th 2023 Video Game
Trading Card Game
Pokémon GO
No
Utrecht Special Event Utrecht The Netherlands March 18th - 19th 2023 Video Game
Trading Card Game
Pokémon GO
No
Charlotte Regional Championships Charlotte, North Carolina United States March 24th - 26th 2023 Video Game
Trading Card Game
Pokémon GO
No
Fort Wayne Regional Championships Fort Wayne, Indiana United States March 31st - April 2nd 2023 Video Game
Trading Card Game
Pokémon GO
No
Portland Regional Championships Portland, Oregan United States May 5th - 7th 2023 Video Game
Trading Card Game
Pokémon GO
No
Hartford Regional Championships Hartford, Connecticut United States May 19th - 21st 2023 Video Game
Trading Card Game
Pokémon GO
No
Malmo Regional Championships Malmo Sweden May 20th - 21st 2023 Video Game
Trading Card Game
Pokémon GO
No
Wisconsin Regional Championships Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States June 2nd - 4th 2023 Video Game
Trading Card Game
Pokémon GO
No

Championship Details

Following the removal of the National Championship Series, four special Championships are to be held. These will get special points akin to that of Nationals and high prize payouts.

Name Location Country Date Games Included Streamed?
Oceania International Championships Australia Australia February 2023 Video Game
Trading Card Game
Pokémon GO
No
Europe International Championship United Kingdom United Kingdom April 2023 Video Game
Trading Card Game
Pokémon GO
No
North America International Championships United States United States June 2023 Video Game
Trading Card Game
Pokémon GO
No

Other Competitions Details

Due to the main circuits being run by The Pokémon Company International, there are other competitions held by The Pokémon Company and Pokémon Korea in order for the local players to gain entry to the Pokémon World Championships

Name Location Country Date Games Included Streamed?

World Championships Details

The World Championships are where the best of the world come to participate and fight it off to become World Champion. Participation in the events is by invitation based on CP or invitation based on position in prior events, depending on the game.

Name Location Country Date Games Included Streamed?
World Championships Yokohama, Japan Japan August 2023 Video Game
Trading Card Game
Pokémon GO
Pokémon UNITE
No

Championship Point Yield

Regionals
Best Finish Limit: 6
Ranking Points Kicker
1 200 0
2 160 0
3-4 130 0
5-8 100 0
9-16 80 48
17-32 60 100
33-64 50 200
65-128 40 400
129-256 30 800
Internationals
Best Finish Limit: 4
Ranking Points Kicker
1 500 0
2 400 0
3-4 320 0
5-8 250 0
9-16 200 48
17-32 160 100
33-64 130 200
65-128 100 400
129-256 80 800
257-512 60 1600

World Championships Point Bar

Region Juniors Seniors Masters

Prize Pool

Regional Championships
Ranking 1-24 players 25-100 players 101-200 players 201+ players
1 Players $500 $1,000 $2,000 $3,000
2 Players $250 $500 $1,000 $2,000
3-4 Players $250 $500 $1,000
5-8 Players $250 $500
9-16 Players $250
International Championships
Ranking 1-100 players 101-200 players 201+ players
1 Players $1,500 $2,500 $5,000
2 Players $1,000 $1,500 $2,500
3-4 Players $750 $1,000 $1,500
5-8 Players $500 $750 $1,000
9-16 Players $500 $750
17-32 Players $500